|The museum Music Room|
|Fence outside the closed garden|
On view in the Music Room, the only display space that is part of the former residence, is a collection of Western medieval and Renaissance art and furniture. A meeting there actually led to the formation of the United Nations!
CONCERTS - They also have Sunday Concerts (but they're Pricey!)
Performances take place Sundays at 7:00 p.m. and Mondays at 8:00 p.m. The cost of a full-season subscription is $350. Additional seats may become available for single concerts. Individual ticket sales may be arranged by contacting the Music at Dumbarton Oaks office. The ticket price is $54 per person
|History of the Music Room|
WHAT IS DUMBARTON OAKS? Now a free museum, Dumbarton Oaks is a historic estate in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It was the residence and gardens of Robert Woods Bliss and his wife Mildred Barnes Bliss. The Dumbarton Oaks Museum is known for its specialized collections of Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art. Sixteen acres of the property were transferred to Harvard University in 1940 to establish a research institute for Byzantine studies, Pre-Columbian studies, and studies in the history of gardens and landscape architecture.
For more info and how to get there: https://www.doaks.org/visit/museum
IT ALSO HAS AN AMAZING GARDEN (that was closed when we were there) -In 1920, after a long and careful search, Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss found their ideal country house and garden within Washington, DC. They purchased a fifty-three-acre property, described as
an old-fashioned house standing in rather neglected grounds,at the highest point of Georgetown. Within a year, the Blisses hired landscape gardener Beatrix Farrand to design the gardens. Working in happy and close collaboration for almost thirty years, Mildred Bliss and Beatrix Farrand planned every garden detail, each terrace, bench, urn, and border.